Wednesday, 9 June 2010

It's a Boy! - couple of challenge cards

My husband rang me at work yesterday morning to let me know that Eric, who works with him and his wife Alison had become grandparents for the first time. Their daughter Laura gave birth to a little (well not so little as he was 9lb) boy yesterday morning. No name yet, but both mum, baby and dad Jamie all well.

So you can guess what I was doing last night, I have many little girl cards in my card box, but no little boy ones at all - everytime I get one made another little boy comes along!.

I managed to get these two done last night. The first one was for grandma and grandpa and is very similar to one that I made a while ago, but the last time I just used some plain card as a mat whereas this time I have used some DP. Quite simple but I think quite effective. The theme over at Colour Create this week is pastel blues and pinks so I think this fits in nicely there.

This second one is the one that I have made for Laura and Jamie (mum and dad) and I have used one of my new treasured Hanglar Stamps - these are the first Hanglers that I have owned and I do so love them. I have followed the sketch this week at papertake weekly and just added a little bit of ribbon and a charm. Sorry I can't tell you who the papers are by as they were just bits and pieces that I had in my scraps box.

Creative Inspirations this week are looking for baby cards or projects so these 2 cards fit the bill there also.

It is another miserable rainy day - can't believe the change in the weather since last week, but hopefully we have some better weather on it's way for the weekend.

Karen x


debby4000 said...

Adorable sweet cards Karen.

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow karen these are gorgeous, love both of them, lucky you having some hanglar stamps which I was so lucky lol,thanks for joining us at Colour Create, hugs Liz xx

Riet said...

What a gorgeous cards Karen,i love your images and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Macpurp said...

gosh...thats a big baby!

Beautiful cards.

love teen x

itsabrt said...

What a great pair of cards, they are terrific! Beth

Crafty Lou said...

Hi!Karen,these are both just *lovely* and how sweet is that ted.
hugs Lou.xx

Anonymous said...

These are both so cute! I love that little Hanglar baby, gorgeous papers too. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations!

Pink Blossom Creations said...

Love the colours and the images you have used on your cards.
Thanks for joining in with PTW
Caroline x

NGCARDS said...

Great work hun! Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog! xxx

stephanne said...

These creations are just too cute, LOVE the hAnglar image too, so so sweet!!! Thanks so much for crafting with us at Creative Inspirations this week!!

Caz said...

These are gorgeous Karen, I love the Newton favourite bear.

Caz said...

Karen...the papers are by 7Gypsies.